Grace Shield begins with three games

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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THE 2019 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Grace Shield Urban Area Under-19 cricket competition gets under way today with three matches starting at 10:00 am.

The matches scheduled for today are St Catherine High hosting Camperdown High at their school grounds, 2017 triple crown champions Papine High go up against Ardenne High at Papine playing field, and Jamaica College host Eltham High.

The twenty-one schools participating in the competition will be divided into three zones of seven teams each.

The zone winners and runners-up, along with the two best third-placed teams, will qualify for the second round, or the semi-final round, which will be played over two days with two innings for each team. The schools will be placed into two groups, D and E, with the team topping on points advancing to the final set to be played over three days with two innings for each team.

Zone A — Excelsior High, Eltham High, Jamaica College, Papine High, Ardenne High, Camperdown High and St Catherine High.

Zone B — Innswood High, Calabar High, Campion College, St Jago High, Waterford High, Mona High and Bridgeport High.

Zone C — St George's College, Kingston College, Wolmer's Boys', Jonathan Grant High, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), Spanish Town High and Pembroke Hall High.

— Gerald Reid

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